Don’t make change too complicated, just begin.”
And this is exactly what I intend to do, begin. For a long while now I have had this feeling that change was coming; change in my personal life, change in my future, change in my writing and art, and of course, change with my blog.
When I began this journey, I started it with the intention of harnessing and fanning the flame of the creative light that had reawakened in me in November of 2013.
I believe that I have done that, so much so that it has become a raging fire. The thing is, now that the embers are greatly ablaze my purpose seems to have changed.
What I needed in the beginning for this blog, (blogging daily, creating random sketches, free writes and musings) is not necessarily what I need now. Now I need to be more focused. I need a strategy to bring about my desired success.
For over a year I have been going on about finishing Ascension Graveyard. I have hinted to my desire to create pieces of art that are more focused and directed. In order to do that I must change my approach in everything.
My allocation of time has to change, which leads me to what I see happening with Icameforthesoup. Basically, I need to go on a schedule. I actually began said schedule today.
Wednesday! Wash up Wednesday is what I am calling it. Basically it means do the laundry mop the floors, scrub down all toilets until they gleam, etc.
Give me a break, I am trying to get excited about all the not-so-exciting stuff that we have to do.
I literally cleaned for a good 8 hours today which meant I barely made this blog posting in time…I tend to move slowly when it comes to cleaning…am I alone in this?
As far as scheduling for the blog goes, my plan is to check in daily, but to do postings of my own on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. This way I am able to maintain Monday’s Muse, Blog Battle Tuesday, and post my results of Monday’s Muse, while giving me time to create more focused projects to share in between.
I have so many novels begging me to complete them. So many images floating in my head asking me when I will settle down and give them life on canvas or paper.
Taking the time to shift from what has been awesome and yet familiar can be nerve wrecking, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
So that is where I am, my friends. I am not going to over think things or over complicate them. Icameforthesoup is about exploring untapped creativity, and that is what I intend to do…just with a more structured strategy.
With that in mind, I leave you with a bonus quote:
Write without fear. Edit without mercy.”
I plan to be doing a LOT of that as well.